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Sapp heads into retirement after over 20 years of service at Fairmont State

FAIRMONT—Fairmont State University is announcing the retirement of Budd Sapp, a tenured professor in the School of Education as well as the faculty representative on the Board of Governors.

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Fairmont, WV company donates $1,800 to Marion Co Senior Center in honor of 18th Anniversary

FAIRMONT— Healthcare Management Solutions, LLC (HMS), a leading healthcare and IT consulting company headquartered in Fairmont, West Virginia, donated $1,800 to the Marion County Senior Citizens, Inc., to help support the Home-Delivered Meals Program that serves seniors throughout Marion County, West Virginia, via the Marion County Senior Center in Fairmont.

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Barbour Co. Jury convicts Brushy Fork man of sexual assault

PHILIPPI—Andrew D. Wells, 41, was found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of the felony offenses of “Sexual Assault in the First Degree” and “Sexual Abuse of a Child by a Parent, Guardian, or Custodian” on Friday, July 31, following a week-long trial. The jury deliberated for two hours on Friday before returning a guilty verdict on these two counts.

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Community members clean up graffiti on local landmark

The community would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Danny Williams and Creed Mayle, as well as an employee of Dan’s Marine Service for volunteering their time all to help clean spray paint off of the fountain in Parkview.

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Book project aimed at helping kids

TAYLOR COUNTY—Sometimes kids are faced with difficult situations and scenarios in life, and one organization is working to help them address some of the issues that come along with those instances.

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Community organizations offering fun event for father figures and their kids

GRAFTON—Are you looking for something fun to do to get your kids up and moving during this COVID-19 pandemic? Partners in Prevention has an event to get fathers and their children interacting and out of the house.

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Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit making stop on Grafton Road

MORGANTOWN— Each year, in celebrations around the nation, volunteers come together to pay respects to the men and women who fought and died for the freedom’s Americans have today, through the annual Wreaths Across America event.

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PATCH Coalition expands teen health program to GHS

GRAFTON—After seeing a great deal of success at Taylor County Middle School, the PATCH Coalition of Taylor County has decided to extend their Project Period program to Grafton High School.

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Weaver ready to lead at First Community

GRAFTON — First Community Bank’s Grafton branch recently welcomed a familiar face back to its banking family, this time, as Branch Leader.

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Crooked Fest set for July 18

BELINGTON— West Virginia-based rockers The Crooked Roots w/ Josh Folmsbee are co-hosting an outdoor concert, with Mr. Calvin Elmore, owner of Belington’s Tin Pony.

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Kisner named GCH Auxiliary Scholarship recipient

GRAFTON—The Grafton City Hospital Auxiliary is pleased to announce the recipient of our 2020 scholarship award.

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Bikers to hit the streets to draw awareness to child abuse

TAYLOR COUNTY—Bikers, grab your gear and head to Morgantown on Saturday, July 18, for a fundraising event that is sure to draw a crowd, as Bikers Against Child Abuse North Central West Virginia Chapter gets ready to let their engines roar.

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Vouchers being offered to help curb cat over-population

TAYLOR COUNTY— With some assistance from the Taylor County Commission, the Taylor County Dog Wardens were recipients of a grant, which allotted funding for the spaying and neutering of felines within the community. According to Taylor County Dog Warden Gina Whitehair, the grant they received is part of the West Virginia Spay Neuter Program.

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Tiles of Grafton’s past pieced together in beautiful display

GRAFTON—A little piece of Grafton’s history will soon be on display at the Taylor County Public Library, thanks to a heartfelt donation by someone who spent many summers in the community.

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Homestead offers chances on locally raised beef and lamb

TAYLOR COUNTY—The Homestead Farm Center of Taylor County has recently chosen to forego hosting their biannual Raising the Roof Barbecue Fundraiser in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Gallery 62 West to operate under new rules

GRAFTON— After shutting their doors in March, and being forced to cancel many events and exhibitions, the Taylor County Arts Council (TCAC) is ready for Gallery 62 West to spring back to life

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Philippi woman sentenced to prison in Belington VFW theft case

BARBOUR COUNTY—Jennifer Crim appeared for a sentencing hearing in Barbour County Circuit Court before Judge Shawn D. Nines.

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Investigation details fatal insider attack on CMS Timothy Bolyard during Army SFAB’s first deployment

VIRGINIA (Kyle Rempfer/ArmyTimes)—Afghan National Police did not typically attend the meetings, or shuras, between U.S. troops and Afghan soldiers on Camp Maiwand in Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province.

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COVID-19 can't stop TCAC from celebrating the arts

GRAFTON— Although traditional art shows and gallery exhibits are unable to be held at this time due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, it doesn’t mean that arts can’t be viewed and celebrated in some form.

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City announces this year’s Solid Waste Garbage Collection

GRAFTON—According to Grafton City Manager, Kevin Stead the city of Grafton will begin Solid Waste Garbage Collection next month.

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Taylor County students named to spring 2020 president’s and dean’s list

FAIRMONT—More than 1,300 students have been honored for their academic achievement at Fairmont State University after completing the spring 2020 semester.

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Graduates from Alderson Broaddus University are entering the workplace with record-high employment rates, new survey shows

PHILIPPI, W.Va.—June 2, 2020—Alderson Broaddus University has released its latest post-graduation career report, which shows that 100 percent of AB students from the Class of 2019 are in full-time employment or are pursuing further study within six months of graduation.

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Green Day Hike offers mental health break while social distancing

TYGART LAKE— Despite a chill in the air, and the threat of COVID-19 looming down on the Mountain State, nearly 50 individuals gathered at the Tygart Lake State Park Campgrounds on Saturday, March 14, to venture off on a newly developed trail for the park’s annual Green Day Hike.

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  • DNR Police investigating after Tygart River swimmer injured by hit-and-run boater

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A man swimming in the Tygart River on Saturday was struck and injured by a boat that then fled the scene, and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Section (WV DNR LES) is now seeking the assistance of the public.

  • Harrison County man sentenced for firearms charge

    CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Timothy Allen Crowe, of Bridgeport, West Virginia, was sentenced today to two years’ probation, with the first 12 months on home confinement, for a firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.